THE VIRGIN IN GLORY, SAINTS, AND THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

Author: Pace Pace

Year: Around 1595-1597

Century: 16th century

Technique: Oil on canvas

Location: Altar of the Great School of Santa Maria del Carmelo (third right altar); on the map number 3

 

In the center of the painting, the Virgin Mary is handing the scapular to Saint Simon Stock. Witnesses of the event are several saints and historical figures associated with the Carmelite tradition, such as Saint Peter Thomas, Saint Louis of France, Saint Angela, Queen Blanche of Castile, and Pope John XXII. In the lower band, the damned are writhing in flames, except for those wearing the scapular, who are being rescued by an angel.